The following video was recorded during my College of Marin class on 6 October 2016. It talks about gut bacteria and makes clear how these organisms and our bodies are part of a single ecology, rooted in the earth’s biosphere.
As part of a continuing effort to find my way, I’ve enrolled in a Yoga Therapy training program. I see this education as a natural next step in the development of MindfulBiology, which was born of my teaching biology to aspiring yoga teachers. Since Continue Reading →
The last essay defined terms: Body, Appreciation, Heartfelt, and Living. Putting these together yields MindfulBiology’s tagline, which can be loosely restated as follows: By directing attention to the felt experience of living within a body, while holding in mind the organism’s immense complexity, we appreciate that Continue Reading →
It’s sad. We live within this marvelous human organism, but we focus on everything don’t like about it. The criticism starts at the surface, where we judge our appearance against ‘perfect’ humans displayed by the media. It’s as if, in renaissance Italy, ordinary citizens Continue Reading →
The scent of brine wafts all around. A chill breeze blows in from the west. I am seated on a bluff above a small cove ringed by a sandy beach. After midnight, the solitude nearly palpable, the sound of the Continue Reading →
Anyone who has followed my writings, however sporadically, has witnessed my maturation. As I review essays written over six years, it seems clear my tone has grown less competitive, more accepting, less self-centered, and more compassionate. This budding of genuine adulthood has proceeded Continue Reading →